KRODEVU was founded in 2003 as a community based organisation in the Democractic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and re-established in 2010 in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. As a result of war in the DR Congo a number of Congolese sought asylum in countries like Kenya, among them Nyange Musombo, CEO of KRODEVU.
The organisation has several projects aimed at improving the lives of refugees from a variety of countries such as South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda.
Major aims and achievements
KRODEVU aims to empower communities by increasing adult and youth literacy, providing education and livelihood skills training to refugees as well as trainings to reduce ethnic conflict within communities.
One of their projects focuses on adult education by providing English lessons at various levels with over 200 refugees, many of them women and girls, participating in these projects.
KRODEVU specifically focuses on educating women and offer literacy classes for women and a so-called “Girls Remedial Class”, which targets girls that missed out on early education due to conflicts in their respective countries and enables them to catch up and join regular classes.
KRODEVU also provides counselling to decrease tribal tensions in the refugee community and awareness training to reduce ethnic conflicts.